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About us

The Department's aim is transport that works for everyone. This means a transport system which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society.

The Department provides leadership across the transport sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services. This section contains information on the Department's aims and objectives, its organisational structure, and the responsibilities of the various affiliated agencies.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) came into force on 1 January 2005 and aims to make information held by public authorities more accessible to the public and allows individuals and companies to request a wide variety of material. The Freedom of Information section summarises our request handling procedures and information released in response to FOI requests.

Aim and objectives

An outline of the main aim of the Department and what we want to achieve.

21 December 2005
Last update:
20 February 2009

Information charter

The Department with its Agencies holds personal data on the majority of the UK adult population.

How the Department works

This section contains information on how the Department is structured, the responsibilities of the affiliated agencies and the targets and objectives that have been determined by the Government.

Corporate publications

Links to annual reports, expenditure plans, and summary documents. This page also includes business plans and our departmental priorities.

Social responsibility

Information about the social responsibility policies and strategies in place in the Department.


Information about the various diversity policies and strategies in place at the DfT.


Information about the Department's recruitment policies and a list of current vacancies.


This section contains all the information you need to find out about the procurement process at the Department.

Transport strategy

This section contains information on departmental strategy. It includes white papers and overarching strategy documents.

Europe, International and better regulation

The Department is involved in a wide range of EU and International work covering issues from transport safety and security through to emissions from international transport.

Bills and draft Bills

Read our Bills and draft Bills.

13 September 2007

Transport links

A list of other informative web sites belonging to the Department and its agencies.

14 February 2004
Last update:
28 April 2009

Accident investigation

Roles and responsibilities of the boards charged with the investigation of accidents and serious incidents.

19 September 2003

Help us to put things right: our complaints procedure

This page explains how members of the public may make a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the Department's service delivery or administrative practices.

01 October 2002
Last update:
08 April 2010

Commercial Strategy

Details of the Department for Transport (DfT) commercial vision.

18 May 2010

Printed publications

Details of printed publications issued by the Department since May 2002.


Information relating to the Department's staffing.

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.